March 7, 2019

The best basement flooring options in 2019

When you hear vinyl flooring, many people picture outdated and worn-out sheet vinyl used for kitchen floors back in the day. But, today’s vinyl flooring is known as “luxury vinyl” for a reason. It is a whole new category of flooring that combines all of the best attributes of vinyl (including easy maintenance, durability, and comfort) with high-end looks that can fool even the most discerning eye.

Luxury vinyl is the perfect basement flooring choice for homeowners in 2019

Available in planks of varying lengths and widths as well as tiles of different sizes, luxury vinyl can mimic the look of real hardwood, ceramic, and stone.

Benefits of luxury vinyl flooring

Luxury vinyl is one of the most durable floors on the market today. And, that isn’t the only benefit. It is also:

  • Scratch and stain resistant
  • Water resistant with 100%-waterproof options available
  • Easy to clean
  • Groutable and textured options offer an even more realistic appearance
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Warmer and more comfortable underfoot than traditional wood or stone
  • Remarkably realistic appearance

The perfect flooring for basements

Basement flooring can be tricky because it is an area of your home that is traditionally prone to moisture and potential water damage. Basements are also often used as entertainment areas so you want a floor that can stand up to spills and stains.

Luxury vinyl meets all those demands and more. Water-resistant, stain-resistant, and scratch-resistant—it’s the practical flooring choice for your basement. Add in the fact that you can select a high-end look (such as natural hardwood, ceramic, or stone), and you’ll create a space that you’ll be proud to show off when entertaining for years to come.


Luxury vinyl gives any room the look of more expensive natural flooring such as hardwood, tile or stone at a much more affordable price. Great designs and patterns in an easy-to-care for package. There’s a lot to like when it comes to luxury vinyl, and it is a flooring trend that’s here to stay.

Stop by our Indianapolis flooring store to see for yourself. Set a time to meet with a Kermans designer to learn more about the benefits of luxury vinyl flooring and see samples in person.

Kermans’ complimentary design services

Your home is your biggest investment. If you are remodeling your basement and have questions about choices for its floors, our experienced design pros are here to help.

Bring us your basement remodeling project’s challenges, and we’ll give you customized recommendations for the best new floor options—without pressure to buy.

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February 21, 2019

The best wood look flooring options in 2019

Who doesn’t love the look of hardwood floors? A perennial favorite among homeowners, hardwood is sturdy, gorgeous, and never goes out of style.

Many people opt for this timeless choice for their remodeling projects, but hardwood floors aren’t always the best choice for those who need a flooring product that’s waterproof, durable in high-traffic areas, or easy to care for.

hardwood look porcelain and luxury vinyl that looks like wood are great waterproof flooring options for bathrooms

Thanks to advances in modern residential flooring, today everyone can get wood look flooring in their home, no matter what their project needs. The best alternatives to hardwood floors tend to do such a good job replicating actual hardwood floors that many people mistake them for the real thing.

February 7, 2019

Flooring options to avoid in 2019

Bell-bottom jeans, lava lamps, muscle cars, 8-track tapes, banana-seat bicycles, go-go boots, mood rings, surf rock: You might remember the 1960s for a lot of groovy stuff, but not everything that was popular during that decade has stood the test of time.

Take, for example, shag carpeting.

modern shag carpet is known as frieze carpet

Those once-trendy deep pile rugs dropped out of favor for a long time, but recently this style has made a comeback in the form of long-fiber “modern shag” carpeting called friezĂ© (pronounced freezay).
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